Selma Charity League raises money for BOSS Youth League

Published 3:39 pm Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Selma Charity League held its premiere charity event on Feb. 2 at Arts Revive.

The league held a masquerade ball, which featured a Royal Court presentation that honored Dallas County residents who set a perfect example in the community.

Event organizer Emily Adkins thanked the honorees and supporters for the group’s success.

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“I’m so glad everyone came out to help the city that we care about,” Adkins said.

This year’s honorees were David Johnson (InShape Fitness), Pastor Steve Burton (Cornerstone Presbyterian Church), Alvin Craig (Vaughan Regional Medical Center), Jennifer Dobbs (Safe Harbor), Dr. Julie Sams and Dr. Avis Williams (Selma City Schools Superintendent).

Selma City Schools Board member Johnny Moss, Jr. served as the event’s Grand Duke, while Kristen Jones of Bloom House was the Grand Duchess.

The King and Queen were Clay Carmichael of Black Belt Benefit Group and Jerria Martin of Drug Free Communities of Dallas County.

Beneficiary of the event was the Best of Student Shooters (BOSS) Youth League. Adkins didn’t say how much was raised.  Last year’s event was a casino night, which raised around $5,000 for the Selma Police Department (SPD).

Scott Communications President Paul Alexander was the master of ceremonies. In his opening statement, Alexander said the event was about investing and uniting the Queen city.

The event began in the morning with a “Mini Follies” dance performance in addition to balloon animals and face painting for the children.